10 Credits AUTUMN

Pre-requisites: BMS108, BMS109

BMS108 for external students

Aims/Description: This module covers the advanced physiological concepts of the cardiovascular and respiratory systems. Within these systems you will consider the normal physiology of these systems, but also examine a number of pathophysiological conditions, such as cystic fibrosis, asthma, hypertension, sudden cardiac death and acid base balance disturbances. Within the module there will be self-directed learning tasks for you to complete, including an electronic journal exercise to help you get to grips finding research papers. You will also see how research approaches can be used to help inform our understanding of inherited diseases.

Staff Contact: Dr L Robson
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Biomedical Science):

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